Emiko Suzuki will conduct a workshop in origami at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Jackson County Public Library. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding which began in the 17th century.
In addition to being accomplished in origami, Suzuki is experienced in the tradition of ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. She taught ikebana or 13 years in Japan before coming to Western North Carolina in 2007. In addition, she is a master in the art of the tea ceremony which represents the essence of Japanese culture. Suzuki taught the tea ceremony in Japan for two years.
Suzuki graduated from Western Carolina University with a Masters of Visual Art Teacher in May, 2011. She worked as a Japan Outreach Coordinator at Western Carolina University from 2007 until 2009.
This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Reservations are required. Call 828.586.2016 or sign up at the reference desk at the library.